ARITSUGU A-Style Kiritsuke 240mm Blade Japanese Chef Knife
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ARITSUGU A-Style KIRITSUKE 9 1/2inch (24.0cm) blade Japanese Chef Knife with Wooden Cover
400 years of family business creating the finest quality knives and cooking utensils. Since 1560, 18 generations of the Aritsugu family have continued to pass along the forging techniques preferred by the imperial family. It started with Japanese Samurai Sword maker, Master Aritsugu Fujiwara. This knife was bought at Tokyo Aritsugu. Located on Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, well-known as world biggest fish market. Aritsugu provides top chefs in Japan hand crafted knives and cooking utensils.
Blade Length; 9 1/2inch (24.0cm) Handle Length; 5 3/4 inch (14.5cm) Total Length; 15 3/4 inch (40cm) Knife weight is 6.2oz. The end part of the back width is 2mm(3/32 inch) wide.
HANDLE; Magnolia with Water Buffalo horn bolster BLADE; Single piece semi-stainless special alloy. It is much righter than kasumi style single bevel Kiritsuke. It is harder to rust (it is still stain or rust, it is not stainless steel).
A-Style blade is made of Japanese steel alloy added Chrome for harder to rust.
Most of Stainless Steel knives contain 14% to 15% of Chrome. The steel of A-Style knives by Aritsugu is original steel, and it contains 7 % of Chrome. HRC of A-Style steel is 60 + 1 or - 1. It is little bid softer than Aritsugu Shiroko and Aoko steel knife blade. That is all I have got the information from Aritsugu.
This knife is called Kiritsuke knife which is used for slicing sashimi, peeling vegetables, and cutting most of ingredients for all around with just one knife.
It comes with Magnolia wood cover.